Friday, 15 March 2019

Frangipanni




It was outside a train station and
I was waiting for a ride when it started to drizzle.
The pinkish red flowers were brightly calling out to me to capture its beauty.
And so I did.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tat-a-Renda's Tat Along


Thank you Jon Yusoff for this pattern. I missed it on Facebook but Margaret so kindly alerted me and sent me photos. She knows I do not have a Facebook account and wanted to share. I was most grateful. 

Also found out that Fox is tatting it and posting on her Instagram account. Please check that out.

I am using Lizbeth Size 40 in Col.179 Herbal Garden. I noticed that my last split chain looks horrendous. I will try to correct it. It must be those late night tatting. Sleepy then, but wide awake on the bed. 

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Art Around Raffles Place




These days, I need glasses to read on my phone, the same goes with framing my photos. What with the sun shining brightly, I did not do a good job here. But I am certain you can get to view better photos than these ( and more) on the web. Just search with those keywords.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ranunculus Doily 1 Completed (LHO 15)



Completed!

Another pattern from Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 681 Pistachio Green Light.

Somehow my chains are longer and this resulted in a doily that is more airy and open.  Perhaps if you like to tat this, keep your chains compact and if you use two colour threads as in the book on page 44, it makes an interesting effect.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 25



This week it is the Pandora Essence silver bracelet with 5 charms. The photo is not too good.

Anyway from right of the clasp: Silver cubic zirconia 'compassion' charm, Black spinel 'strength' charm, Silver cubic zirconia 'balance' charm, another black spinel 'strength' charm and silver 'affection' charm.

Friday, 8 March 2019

A Heart for Shirley



Not one but 5 hearts. This pattern is by Kendra Goodnow. You can find this pattern on Handy Hands' website. The top hearts of two Lizbeth Size 40 in English Rose Medium and a Country Turquoise Medium. The bottom is of the same pink one for size comparison to the two variegated purple in Size 80. 

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Beetle Exhibit



There was an insect exhibition at one of the shopping mall I visited. I thought this was beautiful. They used the beetle to make this. Enlarge photo to have a look. They also had a butterfly aviary. It was outside and on that day the temperature was 34 degrees C and humid so I did not visit.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Coffee at Muji


We were looking for a place which was not crowded to have an afternoon coffee. This was a pleasant find. After or before having something at the cafe, you can browse and shop. I found a very nice oval bamboo dustbin. I did not get it though as I am trying not to buy unnecessary things unless it is jewellery.  

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Cupid's Heart



Since I had Teri Dusenbury's book out, I wanted to tat one more heart. This was done in a few parts too. I wanted to put it on a coaster but it seems too large for the coaster I have. Perhaps onto a card. I think my pattern choice was influenced by the Pandora Valentine's Day 2019 collection with Cupid, hearts and arrows.

Tatted in Altin Basak threads in Size 50 in red Col. 328 and metallic gold Col. 2351.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Pandora Sparkling Arrow Necklace


This was the gift with purchase from the Valentine's Day Pandora promotion. It is not for sale here and you can only get it during that period leading up to 14 February 2019.  It is dainty. I wish the cubic zirconia was on both sides of the arrow as the necklace will roll over and show its back. But it is still pretty. It is 60 cm in length and you can adjust it to wear at 3 different lengths.